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Showcase Canon FDn 20-35mm f/3.5L (Full Frame)

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by MAubrey, Aug 22, 2014.

  1. MAubrey

    MAubrey TalkEmount Top Veteran

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  2. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
  3. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Excellent set of photos right there!!! Love the contrast in these
     
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  4. MAubrey

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  7. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    ^^ Wow, such nice colors!!!
     
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  8. MAubrey

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  9. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    I think that first one is a great image, Mike!
     
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  10. MAubrey

    MAubrey TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Thanks, David.

    I really need to get out with this lens more. I really like it. I just haven't had time...and its cold out.
     
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  12. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Some good shots there...I have its sister, the 24-35/3.5-L.
    If you don't mind me asking, 9 shots out of 10, what is your most often used focal length?
     
  13. MAubrey

    MAubrey TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Chances are I'll be at either 20mm or 35mm. I don't use the middle range very much at all. Part of that, though, is that I'm so used to shooting primes, I don't often think about zooming.
     
  14. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Interesting, same thing I've found. My default for sunsets, landscapes is 24mm, and then I'll often roll out to 35mm for a picture to supplement those shot at 24mm, while I'm already there set up on scene...almost never shoot anything needing to tweak it incrementally to "29mm" or something...do wish it was a 24-50/3.5-L
     
  15. cvt01

    cvt01 TalkEmount Regular

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    Jan 3, 2015
    I looked at the prices real quick on ebay and it seems that it is in the same range as the EF 20-35 2.8 (~$500). What are its advantages over that one?
     
  16. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Not qualified to answer that as I know nothing about EF lenses.
    I only use manual Canon FDn lenses from the 80's, and in this case, it's Canon's "L" version with IQ to die for.
     
  17. MAubrey

    MAubrey TalkEmount Top Veteran

    That depends on what you're looking for.

    But I'd give these two points:

    (1) those ebay prices are inflated. The Buy it Now copies are all ~$500, but in actual auctions they rarely go for more than $400 and usually $350 is most typical. So that's one.

    (2) this is a purely mechanical lens. There are no electronics to wear out or break, where once it's dead, it's dead and you can't change the aperture. You may not even be able to focus. I think the EF version is focus by wire, but I'm not sure on that...

    Other than that, unless you have a thing for collecting classic FD lenses (I got bit by the bug), the better and much cheaper option is the Tamron SP 20-40mm f/2.7-3.5. Essentially identical optical performance, 2/3s stop faster at 20mm, and can be had for between $100 and $250--I have a copy in pristine condition that I got for $45!
     
  18. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    That annoying man is everywhere:rolleyes:
     
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  19. cvt01

    cvt01 TalkEmount Regular

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    Jan 3, 2015
    Good points Mike, I even can add one more:
    3) weight 470 vs 549 (the difference is two batteries for the A7)

    Cons: brightness (2/3 stop)
     
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  20. izTheViz

    izTheViz TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    May 10, 2013
    Paris
    Yannis Marigo
    Guys, would I be able to replace my 20, 24 and 35 primes with that 20-35 ? If I could carry less I'll be more than happy. Found one for 400€.
    Thanks
    Yannis